U.S. Deploys Long-Range Artillery in Southern Syria

(CNN) Ryan Browne - The U.S. military has moved its High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) from Jordan into southern Syria for the first time, positioning it near the U.S.-Coalition training base at Al-Tanf, three U.S. defense officials confirmed Tuesday. HIMARS, a truck-mounted system which can fire missiles as far as 300 km., represents a major boost to U.S. combat power in southern Syria. HIMARS has been used to strike ISIS targets from firing positions in Turkey, Jordan and Iraq.

2017-06-15 00:00:00

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